#instafarm #3: breakfast is served
After letting out the sheep to graze in the pasture, my first task of the day is to get everyone else fed.
That includes setting up some food boxes and buckets for our four pigs, two dogs, and our herd of sheep.
I remember the first time I saw all the bags of leftover food from Red Rooster, that we use to feed the animals.
Lettuce, rice, potatoes, meat (for the dogs), and so many breadsticks!
It was shocking and saddening to see how much food would have been thrown out if it hadn’t been brought to the farm.
And that’s just one restaurant. Globally, an estimated one-third of all food produced (some 2.9 trillion pounds of it) go to waste every year.
It feels good to know that we’re playing a part — however small or big — in combatting the food waste problem.
Another one of our restaurant partners, Maizal, is also doing some great work around zero food waste.
Every week, farm member and restaurateur Ivan will bring up tortillas, limes, and other vegetables that are no longer usable in Maizal’s kitchen, but are wonderful for our compost and as food for some of our animals. (Read more about that here.)
Serving up breakfast isn’t the most glamorous job on the farm, but I never mind doing it.
And I know that the animal gang greatly appreciate devouring the goods! 🙂